Trade paper, 8vo., good condition but prev owners name on the verso of the card covers, some fading of the colour cover, black & white photographs, diagrams, appendices, bibliography, fold-out map on endpage, 146pp. Excellent reference for the collectors of German pistols. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : The Pistols of Germany and It's Allies In ...
Éditeur : Douglas, Self-Published, 1982.
Description du livre Author, Douglas, AK, 1982. Softcover. État : Fair. Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 145 pages, well illustrated, folding map, wrappers, covers rubbed with fraying to covers, spine repaired, text and illustrations very good. Signed and dated by author on front blank endpaper. Scarce. "By 1914 the Central Powers nations, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Turkey were armed with a rich variety of semi-automatic pistols that had readhed a fairly advanced state of development. A pistol triggered the Great War and pistols were one of the principal weapons used in the ensuing murderous close range and hand-to-ha d combat. This war and subsequent peace set the stage for the rise of Nazi Germany and the next World War. Many of the WWI German pistols were reissued to the Reichswehr and right wing or early Nazi paramilitary groups. Both the wartime and post war reissue pistols bear specific military markings. These markings often indicate a military branch and sometimes a specific unit. These marked pistols reflect the history of this period and this book describes the historic setting, military markings, unit designations, production, specifications, ballistics and current market value of these pistols. Some of these are the most intricately machined and finely finished military pistols ever produced. Over 60 pistol variations are described and over 70 photographs presented. Much previously unpublished information on Lugers, Mausers, Walthers, Sauers, Brownings, Steyrs, other pistols and on military or police unit designations is presented. The book is an indispensable reference for both the Imperial and Nazi collector or dealer." ; 145 pages; Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire 40960